“Why am I always being judged as a weight gainer? grow up kids, I am not just full of carbs that make you fat, I am full of other nutrients which have been always underestimated or out of your knowledge, so let me fill you with some Gyan”.
I make your ageing lines vanish, does your expensive broccoli can do that? I can be applied on skin as a face pack, I can be consumed as Immunity Booster, and ya FYI, for the ones who hate me for weight gain, my another version which is sweet sis – sweet potato when mixed with lentin, make an amazing soup for WEIGHT LOSS. So go on, read it on –
- Potato is the fifth most important crop worldwide
- There are about 5,000 potato varieties worldwide.
- Richest sources of the B-complex group of vitamins such as pyridoxine (vitamin B6), thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, and folates.
- (100 grams) of boiled potatoes = Calories: 87 + Water: 77% + Protein: 1.9 grams + Carbs: 20.1 grams +Sugar: 0.9 grams + Fiber: 1.8 grams + Fat: 0.1 grams
- Raw potatoes are more likely to cause digestive issues and may contain more antinutrients and harmful compounds.
- They also contain adequate amounts of many essential minerals like Iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and copper.
Health Benefits Of Potato
Immunity Booster For The Body
Potato is fully nourished with Antioxidants that neutralize harmful molecules known as free Radicals. They increase the risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes and Cancer. Studies have also acclaimed that colored potatoes can have more Antioxidants than white Potatoes.
– Ladies & Gentlemen here is your cheapest Gluten-free diet food –
As the trends speak, the new in is – Go gluten-free. Potatoes are naturally gluten-free, yes you heard right when consumed in their normal boiled form. So yes, you can go ahead and try.
How does potato control your Blood Sugar Levels?
Well first tip – Store boiled potatoes in the refrigerator overnight. By doing this it increases the resistant starch content of the potato. Potatoes contain a special kind of starch as resistant starch. Starch as we know is not good for Diabetic patients, therefore resistant starch found in potatoes reduces insulin resistance, hence improves blood sugar control.
Reduces High Blood Pressure
When Potassium levels are reduced in the body, the body creates a lot of sodium which means High Blood Pressure. Potatoes are rich in most vital nutrients Potassium & Magnesium, which indeed helps in reducing the Blood Pressure.
Want to reduce weight? As the introduction says –
Sweet Potato and Lentil soup helps reduce weight, yes it is a wonder wand. It is a delicious soup for vegans and the best fat burner.
Cared About Brain Health
Vitamin B6, B complex, Zinc, are some of Vitamins and Minerals found in Potatoes which positively gives support to the functioning of the brain. There is one coenzyme present in potatoes which benefit patients having Alzheimer’s.
A large percentage of the population suffers from anxiety, for that we are dependent on antidepressants. We can fetch the same result from Serotonin. It’s called the Happiness Hormone, it makes you feel lighter in mood and relaxes your mind.It can be taken in the Potato Juice form.
The best way to eat a potato is in its whole, unprocessed form Baking a potato is the best way to prepare it, as baking, or microwaving, a potato causes the lowest amount of nutrients to be lost, she said.
The next-healthiest way to cook a potato is through steaming, which causes less nutrient loss than boiling. Cooking a peeled potato in this way results in significant nutrient loss, as the water-soluble nutrients leach out into the water.
Important Note: Villain Brother
However, this does not apply to fried potatoes — such as french fries and chips — that have been soaked in oil and cooked under high heat. For optimal health, it’s best to limit or avoid these products altogether.
Potato Turning Green
With light, it forms chlorophyll ( green pigment) Chlorophyll is a good indicator of the presence of high levels of solanine in a potato
Solanine is a mild natural toxin that causes nausea and other intestinal upsets. If you get enough of it, it can cause neurological problems
It is generally not recommended to eat the green part of the potato.
To Sum It Up
Potatoes are most affordable, most available, and can be served in proper form like boiled or baked supports the immune system, easy to fit in any recipe, comes with health benefits, can be stored for a longer time, so why not to go for the easiest and affordable option – THE POTATO